Pitbull’s SLAM Miami High School and the Doral Academy Sign as the First Educational Partners to Participate in Innovative Multimedia Educational Program
Powered by Telemundo’s “El Poder En Ti,” Curriculum Will Leverage Cutting-Edge Technology and World-Class, Multiplatform Production Facilities at Company’s New State-of-the-Art Headquarters
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises today announced the launch of Telemundo Academy, a first-ever multimedia educational institution to empower and train the next generation of media leaders. The academy’s first partners will include internationally renowned singer, actor and record producer Armando Christian Perez’s (Pitbull), SLAM Miami (Sports Leadership and Management) and the Doral Academy, two highly regarded local charter schools. Supported by the company’s “El Poder En Ti” (The Power in You) corporate social responsibility initiative, the transformative program will immerse students in the media world and expose them to the industry’s most salient topics through a progressive curriculum including a series of dynamic lectures and hands-on experience sessions. The 16-week program will leverage NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ new state-of-the-art global headquarters, Telemundo Center, an industry-leading production and broadcasting facility equipped with the latest technology and world-class, multi-platform production capabilities. Officially opening later this spring, Telemundo Center is the epicenter of the Hispanic world in America, an inspiring place where innovation, research, and culture intersect to drive the future of media forward.
“We are committed to empowering and educating the next generation of leaders,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “Telemundo Academy is the vehicle to jump-start their careers, unlock their innovative spirit and deliver the competitive edge for their futures.”
Beginning this month, 30 students with an interest in pursuing media careers will be chosen from both schools to enroll in Telemundo Academy’s 16-week program, offering students a complete curricular experience focused on the processes and elements of creating an original production.
“We are changing the game in education by changing how we educate students,” said Pitbull. “This partnership will give students hands-on industry experience. We’re excited to partner with Telemundo to engage students in a world beyond the classroom.”
The educational curriculum will include a diverse range of subjects related to media production including Digital and Social Media, Production Elements, Research, and The Power of Storytelling. As part of the program, students will be split into teams and present a 60-90 second video to showcase what they have learned throughout the program. Teams will present their campaign videos to members of Telemundo’s leadership, and the winning team will be selected as the Best Campaign. The winners will be invited to an exclusive Lunch & Learn Q&A session with Telemundo executives and be recognized in a feature across Telemundo’s “El Poder En Ti” platforms.
About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 27 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world, and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.